(65 ILCS 5/11-31.1-9)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-31.1-9)
Defenses to code violations.
It shall be a defense to a code violation charged under this Division if
the owner, his attorney, or any other agent or representative proves to the
hearing officer's satisfaction that:
(a) The code violation alleged in the notice does not in fact exist, or
at the time of the hearing the violation has been remedied or removed;
(b) The code violation has been caused by the current property occupants
and that in spite of reasonable attempts by the owner to maintain the
dwelling free of such violations, the current occupants continue to cause
(c) An occupant or resident of the dwelling has refused entry to the
owner or his agent to all or a part of the dwelling for the purpose of
correcting the code violation.
(Source: P.A. 89-372, eff. 1-1-96.)